A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Yilkiqi in China. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/04/17 / 2017-04-20 03:39:14 / April 20, 2017 @ 3:39 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008j60. Unique identifier: us10008j60. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 77.9066° East, 37.9421° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 11:39:14 / 11:39 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shache (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Shache (c. 82 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 57 km E of Yilkiqi, China.
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